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Old Aug 5, 2010, 6:40 PM   #1
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Default Just received FZ35 (Flash Question)

I checked the manual and didn't see an answer. With the flash closed, I thought there was some indication on the LCD screen if the camera in iA-mode detected it needed it. I don't see it.

If the flash is open (and set to auto), does it always fire or, only when it is needed?

P.S. Does anyone know the warranty on the camera?

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Old Aug 6, 2010, 2:10 AM   #2
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Hello Frank,

I'm a recent owner of the FZ35/38 as well, and I'm not sure if the iA-mode will notify you about opening the flash. What I do know is that the flash does not fire all the time when it's on auto. And If I'm not wrong, I had it on some mode in which the screen was filled with 'Open Flash', but I can't recall. I mainly use the P-mode, that's why

Hope to see some shots from you soon, and I thought the warranty is 1 year.
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Frank-

The IA Mode will not fire the flash. Use the P or Programed Auto Mode to have the flash fire in the auto mode. The P Mode works virtually the same way as the IA mode, but can use the flash.

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Old Aug 6, 2010, 3:24 PM   #4
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The IA Mode will not fire the flash.
I don't think this is accurate. I am shooting my 1st pictures indoors in iA-mode with the flash raised and every single time it has fired the flash. I am wondering while the flash is raised, does it always fire or, only when it determines it needs it?
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Frank-

As I have sold my FZ-35 to prepare for the FX-100, I had no camera to cross check with in real time. I think you hit on the key element, if the flash is raised and needed it will fire. But IA will probably not raise the flash on its own.

This being without a camera, has sort of put me in a bind.

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Old Aug 6, 2010, 10:13 PM   #6
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No problem. Thanks for the reply. I will try to post some first shots tomorrow.
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I think the manual you get with the cam is very poor so here's a much better one from the Panasonic site....15mb enjoy
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPER...MCFZ35-ADV.PDF
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